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What have you done to your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. zodc

    zodc XS650 Enthusiast

    Thanks to @5twins for the suggestion, I picked up a set of VW spark plug wires.
    Blue was cheaper than the other available colors so I went with that.

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    I used a portion of the VW rubber boot and slid it over the wire as to maybe add extra protection... I guess hahaha

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    Trimmed and connected. Looks great to me.

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  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    :bs: Not allowed? Why? Does your gov't limit you? Are you talking about SWMBO? I can't imagine her telling her friends, "damned, not allowed to have another pair of shoes, found this pair at Macy's..."

    Nice bike, BTW.
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  3. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    Finally took mine home. Inherited mine from my Grandma. First thing I did was take off this god awful Vetter fairing. Now just need to source a different headlight.

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  4. JAX71224

    JAX71224 jax71224

    Vetter Quicksilver is a good choice for middleweight touring bike.....very easily sold....
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  5. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    Didn’t even think about that. Gonna have to source a decent headlight before I even think about selling it.

    need to find the wiring diagram for the lights also, I’m just excited to finally have a bike!

    She hasn’t ran in over 7 years, took the tank off, dumped the gas, used some carb cleaner and new gas and she fired up right away after putting her on the battery tender.
  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Back in the day, that bike had all the cool stuff on it. That seat was all the rage!
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  7. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    I feel bad because I told my grandma that ugly thing has got to go!

    really not sure what to replace it with at this point.
  8. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Conrad- depending on the style you are looking for, I’ve seen some really nice aftermarket units on eBay by seller Daytrader-07. They ship from Vietnam but has had good reports for quality. I believe the brand name is Texavina. There’s a few members here with the units. Use the search function at the top right of your screen, it’s your best friend here.
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  9. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Get yourself some very short shorts and a tank top. You'll be stylin'!

    The stock seat for those looks great! The stock grab rail might be a challenge to find.

    Texavina direct bolt on seats for that bike. Superbike bars and a cafe seat and it's transformed!
  10. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    Yeah I really like the way the stock seat looks!

    first step is to get her running properly! Got a new throttle cable and clutch cable on the way currently. Hopefully that’ll be a step towards it running right.
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  11. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    RE: #6900
    Started her up. Took a couple shots of carb cleaner. OK more than a couple. It's going to take a few trips to clean that sooty plug. She sounded good when she was hitting on both cylinders. Just might try to take her to Carl Jr for breakfast. If it's not raining.
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  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    So far, ........no smoke...
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  13. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    did I mis the "reveal" what it it?
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  14. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    It's a smoke generator...
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  15. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

  16. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I was expecting it to be connected to the alternator, so I'm clueless.
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  17. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Texavina Vietnamese seat. Installed in 15 minutes. Nice quality.

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  18. Come on, now, Steve! What is it really?
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  19. Yes, gorgeous seat and bike! Very Thruxton! I'm gonna try to get up your way next summer. I used to live in North Jersey and used to take short day trips Upstate with my other Yamaha friends, usually not any farther than the Catskills. But then later with kids I used to spend time in the Adirondacks around Lake George and Lake Sacandaga and White Face Mountain. No bike then, but I've been thinking about the roads up there for a long time.
    Only went to Syracuse once for the Mile races in 75. Stay warm up there. Remember, "Bridge Ices Before Roadways"! Be safe!
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  20. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Buckhorns on XV1000SE Top Contributor

    2M, even I know you don't connect a DIY LED flasher unit to the points. Stop teasing!
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